verb[no object] (adhere to)
- 1Stick fast to (a surface or substance): paint won’t adhere well to a greasy surfaceMore example sentences
- You will need to use a melamine primer on the doors, so that the new paint will adhere to the surface, then choose new handles.
- If it's plastic or metal, you'll need to spread a dulling compound, designed to help paint adhere to slick surfaces.
- A paint's ability to adhere to a surface will vary with the type and quality of resins it contains.
- 1.1Believe in and follow the practices of: the people adhere to the Muslim religionMore example sentences
- It was important to adhere to best practice and follow the highest international standards.
- Farmers are urged to adhere to good agricultural practices in the disposal and spreading of agricultural wastes such as slurry.
- Someone needs to audit doctors to determine how well they adhere to best practices.
- 1.2Represent truthfully and in detail: the account adhered firmly to factMore example sentences
- In numerous poetry collections, books of essays and fiction that followed, he closely adhered to this view of an unfettered aesthetic - not yoked to any ideology or dogma.
- The association also holds cat shows and judges them based on how closely they adhere to the standards.
- The play strikes me as an attempt to recreate a winning formula, adhering rather too closely to the mould of its last show, Hatched.
late 15th century: from Latin adhaerere, from ad- 'to' + haerere 'to stick'.